Ursula von der Leyen is right, and very brave for opposing this anti women practice. The hijab is a symbol of women’s oppression. However, how long will the West be able to hold out as millions of Muslims swarm into Europe and America?
“No woman in my delegation will be required to wear the abaya, as the [right] to choose one’s attire is a right shared by men and women equally.”
According to Swarajya:
A controversy erupted after German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and her entourage refused to wear hijab or the full-length burka while visiting Riyadh.
Saudis took to Twitter and Facebook to vent their anger after images of Von der Leyen dressed in European clothing appeared in Saudi News. Al Bawaba translated one tweet as, “The German Defense Minister: Not wearing the hijab in Saudi was deliberate. This is an insult to Saudi Arabia!”
Responding to criticism and obscene comments made against her, Von der Leyen said that she “respect(s) the customs and traditions of the country,” but added that, “No woman in my delegation will be required to wear the abaya, as the [right] to choose one’s attire is a right shared by men and women equally,” according to Iran Front Page. Her statement came days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a ban on the burqa head covering in Germany….